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213-06161 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point Workshops, Comalco shunt loco R 1003 sits unused and almost out of service in October 1995. EMD model NW2 built 1946 serial 4114 in service with Comalco in 1976 and purchased from Canadian National in 1975. Subsequently it was later scrapped in 2000.
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213-04154 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. Also noticeable, the units don't have dynamic brakes fitted so there is no brake 'blister' in the middle of the hood like you see on the GT26C models of WAGR L or VR C classes. September 1995.
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213-01150 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops looking east, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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213-09127 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, side view of an HMAS type ore waggon 102, one of thirty such waggons built by Industrial Engineering in Qld in 1978 these bottom discharge hoppers are constructed from aluminium.
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213-20127 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point fuel point, Comalco R 1004 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model JT42C built 1990 serial 90-1277, weight 132t, engine 12-710G3A, generator AR11-WBA-CA5, traction motors D87ETR, rated power 2460kW/3300hp. The body is similar to a V/Line N class while the components are the same as the Australian National AN class. Originally built for Goldsworthy Mining as GML 10 for use at their Western Australian iron ore railway and locally known as Cinderella. Purchased by Comalco in 1994 following the takeover of Goldsworthy by BHP.
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213-30121 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops track maintenance compound, Speno rail grinder model RR 28E, a twenty eight wheel grinder, this unit is very likely to have been originally purchased by Mount Newman Mining and used in the Pilbara in the 1970s. Even a 30km remote railway requires a grinder! September 1995.
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213-10116 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, side view of an HMAS type ore waggon 19, one of the original sixty one waggons built by Comeng Qld in 1971-72 these bottom discharge hoppers are constructed from aluminium.
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213-36112 viewsWeipa, an empty train departs Lorim Point behind Comalco R 1004 a Clyde Engineering built EMD model JT42C built 1990 serial 90-1277 originally as GML 10 for Goldsworthy Mining in Western Australia, bought by Comalco in 1994.
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213-3198 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops track maintenance compound, Speno rail grinder model RR 28E, a twenty eight wheel grinder, this unit very likely was originally purchased by Mount Newman Mining and used in the Pilbara in the 1970s. Even a 30km remote railway requires a grinder! September 1995.
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213-0593 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point fuel point looking south across the apron, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. Also noticeable, the units don't have dynamic brakes fitted so there is no brake 'blister' in the middle of the hood like you see on the GT26C models of WAGR L or VR C classes. September 1995.
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213-0088 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point Workshops looking east across to the track maintenance compound with eleven Comalco ore waggons of both types lined up and the Speno rail grinder in the compound, September 1995.
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213-2783 viewsWeipa, builders plate on Comalco R 1004. Purchased from BHP Iron Ore in 1994. Clyde Engineering built EMD model JT42C built 1990 serial 90-1277, weight 132t, engine 12-710G3A, generator AR11-WBA-CA5, traction motors D87ETR, rated power 2460kW/3300hp.
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213-0279 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops looking east, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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213-1579 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops building, looking south east at the rear of the building. Canron Rail Group Mk I switch tamper. Canron was taken over by Harsco in 1990-91.
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213-0777 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, view looking east from the workshops towards the dump station with a rake of waggons lined up with the two types of aluminium bottom discharge hoppers discernible by the hungry boards fitted to the original type waggons, the control cabin for the dump station can be made out in the distance.
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213-0876 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, view of the handbrake end of an HMAS type ore waggon one of thirty such waggons built by Industrial Engineering in Qld in 1978 in aluminium, the red triangle is the end of train device.
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213-1176 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops yard, ground throw point or switch operating unit with the number 5 identification.
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213-0371 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops looking east, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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213-1968 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point fuel point, Comalco R 1004 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model JT42C built 1990 serial 90-1277, weight 132t, engine 12-710G3A, generator AR11-WBA-CA5, traction motors D87ETR, rated power 2460kW/3300hp. The body is similar to a V/Line N class while the components are the same as the Australian National AN class. Originally built for Goldsworthy Mining as GML 10 for use at their Western Australian iron ore railway and locally known as Cinderella. Purchased by Comalco in 1994 following the takeover of Goldsworthy by BHP.
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213-1265 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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